Weekly Giveaway
Rules & Regulations

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NO DONATION, PAYROLL DEDUCTION, OR PLEDGE OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A DONATION, PAYROLL DEDUCTION, OR PLEDGE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  

DRAWING ELIGIBILITY: This drawing is open only to employees of the state of California who are 18 years of age as of the date of entry. 

PROMOTION PERIOD: The start date of this Drawing is October 4, 2022. The end date of this Drawing is December 30, 2022.  

HOW TO ENTER: To enter by making a donation, log into ePledge and start a payroll deduction or make a one-time gift. To enter by making a payroll deduction, log into ePledge and start a payroll deduction. To enter by increasing your pledged donation, log into ePledge review or change you current donation. Each donation, payroll deduction, or increase in pledged donation(s) will entitle you to one entry in the weekly drawing.  

All entries must be made online through ePledge and must be processed completely before [day and time when winning participant will be selected]. Donations, payroll deductions or increased pledges not completed by [add last day and time to enter each week] will not count as entries. No phone donations will be accepted.  Illegible, incomplete, forged, mechanically reproduced or altered entries will be not accepted.   

TO ENTER FOR FREE: You can utilize an Alternative Method of Entry without donating by clicking here and completing all fields on the form to generate your free entry. Limit of one free entry per person. Each free entry submitted will receive entries equal to the average number of entries received by those who made donations, payroll deductions, or increased pledge donation(s). If the average number of entries by donation is not a whole number, your average number of entries received will be rounded up to the next whole number. (Example: 2.3 entries will be rounded up to 3 entries.) 

Those who do not follow all of the instructions, fail to provide the required information in ePledge or on their entry forms, or fail to abide by these Official Rules may be disqualified at the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor. All entries that are late, illegible, incomplete, forged or otherwise not in compliance with the Official Rules may be disqualified at the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor. 

WINNER SELECTION AND ODDS OF WINNING: Sponsor or designee will conduct a random drawing, and will award the prize(s), on every Friday beginning October 7 and ending on December 30, from all eligible entries received for each drawing to determine the Potential Winner(s) (“Potential Winners”). 

Entries are subject to verification by Sponsor and Potential Winners are not final Winners and will not receive a prize until their eligibility has been verified by Sponsor pursuant to these Official Rules. Odds of winning any drawing depend upon the total number of eligible entries received for each drawing. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify all suspect entries. 

PRIZES: The weekly prize is a $50 gift card. In the event that Sponsor is unable to provide a Winner with their prize, Sponsor may elect, in its sole and absolute discretion, to provide Winner with an alternate prize of equal or greater value. If a Winner declines a prize for any reason, the Winner will not receive any substitution or reimbursement of the prize or portion thereof. Taxes and fees, if any, are the sole responsibility of each Winner. The prizes are provided as-is with no guarantee. All warranties, whether express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a purpose, are hereby disclaimed by the released parties. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Any costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided are Winners’ sole responsibility. 

VERIFICATION OF WINNERS AND DELIVERY OF PRIZES: Potential Winners will be announced on social media on Fridays, and notified by email within 48 hours after being selected in a drawing by Sponsor or its representative. Potential Winners are not Winners of any prize until their eligibility has been verified and they have received notice from Sponsor that they have won a prize, even if any information on Sponsor’s website on any other location indicates that an entrant has won. Potential Winner(s) may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and liability release and, where permitted, a publicity release. If a Potential Winner cannot be contacted within forty-eight (48) hours after Sponsor attempts notification, is ineligible to win a prize, fails to return any and all requested documentation within the time stated on the notification (whether or not Potential Winner actually receives that notification), refuses the prize, or otherwise fails to comply with these Official Rules, then the Potential Winner forfeits the prize in its entirety. If a Potential Winner forfeits a prize, Sponsor will select a substitute Potential Winner by random drawing of the remaining eligible entries. 

USE OF NAME AND LIKENESS: Unless it is otherwise prohibited by law, by accepting any prize, each Winner expressly grants to Sponsor, and their respective designees, to use and publish their name, likeness, and photograph for advertising, promotional, publicity and other purposes in connection with this Drawing (“Advertising”) in any manner, in any and all media, now known or hereinafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity, without further payment or consideration, notification, or permission (unless prohibited by law). Each Winner further agrees to execute any specific consent needed or requested by Sponsor or its designees in furtherance of such use. All copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights in such advertising shall be owned by Sponsor and/or its licensors, and each winning participant hereby disclaims and waives any claim of right to such Advertising. Such Advertising shall be solely under the control of Sponsor and/or its licensors, and each Winner hereby waives any claim of control over the Advertising content as well as any possible claims of misuse of such winning recipient’s name, likeness or voice under contract, tort or any other theory of law. 

RELEASE; LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY; GENERAL CONDITIONS: Sponsor and its affiliates, advertising, fulfillment, marketing, and promotion agencies, and all of their respective officers, directors, shareholders, partners, members, principals ,employees, agents, contractors or suppliers (collectively, “Released Parties”) are not responsible for: (a) late, lost, stolen, damaged, garbled, incomplete, mistyped, misaddressed or misdirected entries, emails, mail or communications; (b) errors (including printing), omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, or delays in operations or transmission of information, whether arising by way of technical or other failures or malfunctions of computer hardware, software, communications devices; © electronic communications that are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind, or insufficient space in entrant’s email account to receive email messages or insufficient space on an entrant’s computer; and (d) errors in the administration of this Drawing. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend the Drawing should any virus, bug, technical failures, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Drawing. In the event of any such cancellation, termination or suspension, a notice will be posted and Sponsor in its sole discretion may select Potential Winners among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to such time. Sponsor reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify entrants who tamper with the entry process or if their fraud or misconduct affects the integrity of the Drawing or if they engage in any inappropriate or unacceptable behavior in connection with the Drawing. Released Parties reserve the right to correct clerical or typographical errors in promotional materials. 

By participating in this Drawing, you agree to release and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any claim or cause of action, including but not limited to, personal injury, death, damage to or loss of property, a privacy violation that may arise out of your participation in the Drawing, or your receipt or use or misuse of any prize. 

DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, you agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Drawing or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento; (2) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Drawing, and in no event will you be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees or other legal costs; and (3) under no circumstances will you be permitted to obtain awards for, and you hereby waive all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses in entering the Drawing, and waive any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. You hereby irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction of said courts and waive any claim of forum non-convenience or lack of personal jurisdiction they may have. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of any entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Drawing shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of California. 

CAUTION: Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual found to be tampering with the participation process or the operation of the Drawing, or to be acting in any manner deemed by the Sponsor to be in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in any manner deemed by the Sponsor to be unsportsmanlike or disruptive, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person and void all associated entries and/or registrations. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS DRAWING IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. 

ENTRANT’S PERSONAL INFORMATION: By entering this Drawing, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information for the purpose of administering this Drawing and prize fulfillment.  

PRIVACY: Any personal information that an entrant provides in connection with the Drawing shall be used by Sponsor and their agents to administer this Drawing and contact entrants. By entering this Drawing, you agree to and accept that privacy policy. 

WINNERS LIST: For a winners list, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the address below no later than 30 days after the end date of the Drawing:

United Way California Capital Region
ATTN: Jolissa Lamb, OP Drawing
10389 Old Placerville Road
Sacramento, CA 95827